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Work/Life Current Workshops

Be Well at Work - Work/Life program offers monthly educational workshops and webinars on topics related to parenting and finances . They are presented by professionals with specialized knowledge.


UC Berkeley Faculty and Staff:

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Fall 2019 Parenting Workshops

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave

Thursday, 9/5; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center

Speakers: Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant
Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

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Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School

Wednesday, 10/2; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Tina Benitez, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

Please note: Students and all others unable to use the UCB Learning Center to enroll, please enroll by calling Be Well at Work – Wellness Program at (510) 643-4646.
Go to the Breastfeeding Support Program page to learn more about breast pumps sold at our cost plus tax, lactation rooms on campus, and additional resources.

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Healing the Impact of Bullying

Thursday, 10/10; 1 pm - 4:15 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Megan Gredesky, LMFT

This presentation will provide practical resources and tools rooted in mindfulness, meditation, and brain-body therapies to support an initiation toward healing the internalized bully or critic that has formed as a result of childhood experiences of being bullied. Often our own childhood experiences of being bullied have impacted our self-esteem and ability to self-regulate which impacts our ability to parent. In addition, the presentation will introduce tools and resources to support our children who may be experiencing bullying in their communities and schools

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Transitioning Back After Baby Bonding Leave

Wednesday, 11/6; 12:10 - 2 pm, Tang Ed Center
Panel of Speakers: Leslie Bell, Ph.D, Employee Assistance
Mary Kelly, Disability Management
Craig Mielcarski, LCSW, Be Well at Work
Cori Evans, Wellness and Breastfeeding Support Program
Gabe Schmidt, Healthcare Facilitator

The transition for parent’s returning to work after baby bonding leave ends can feel overwhelming as we contend with a vast array of emotions, concerns, and limitations while simultaneously juggling a new work/life balance. Join us for this panel workshop which will focus on understanding both positive and negative emotions related to this transition, how to establish boundaries at work, what benefits and accommodations are available to working parents on campus, and receive self-care resources to help ease the physical and mental pressure associated with your return to work.

This one-hour panel presentation will be followed by an opportunity to meet with campus programs and vendors to learn more about parenting support and benefits on campus.

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Self-Care for Stressed Out Parents

Thursday, 11/14; 1 pm - 4:15 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Lara Scriba, RN, co-sponsored by the Ann Martin Center

The responsibilities and isolation of parenting can easily lead to stress, exhaustion, overwhelm & burnout.
Learn practical, holistic tools that will not only reduce stress but also build a sense of rhythm, vitality and ease within your body, mind & family.

Embrace nature’s energetic rhythms and explore simple solutions to:
• Optimize time & energy
• Support your nervous system effectively using movement, breath & food
• Boost quality of sleep, immunity & digestion
• Create a nurturing evening routine, cultivating care & connection

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Fall 2019 Financial Workshops

Saving For College

Thursday, 9/26; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Adalberto Padilla, ScholarShare

Learn about saving for college with the ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan. Participants will review the following points and be provided an opportunity to ask questions concerning saving for college.

•The benefits of higher education
•The cost of higher education
•What you can do
•Different ways to save
•Getting started

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Investing in the UC Retirement Savings Programs

Tuesday, 10/15;  12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Layra Crymble, Fidelity

Basics of investing, overview of funds available through the Retirement Savings Program, and investment approaches based on risk tolerance, investing horizon and involvement level. 

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Personal Investments & Your Financial Future

Thursday, 11/7; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: John Cleary, Financial Advisor, Bank of the West Investment Services and Linda Moran, V.P. Sr. Private Client Advisor, Wealth Management Group

Join us to learn about the many tools and strategies available that can help you achieve your financial goals.

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Homebuying: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, 12/11; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Carla Higgins, Realtor

Thinking about buying a first home? Not sure where to start?

Join Realtor Carla Higgins to learn about:
• the homebuying process
• sources of down-payment and closing-cost assistance
• credit repair
• mortgage types
• who should be on your homebuying team
• the benefits of homebuyer education
• more

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